26J refers to June 26, 2016, the date on which general elections were held in Spain. For the first time in Spanish democratic history, elections had to be repeated after a failed investiture.
As in the elections of 20D (2015), the most voted party in the Congress of Deputies was Partido Popular (137 seats). Partido Soicalista Obrero Español remained as the second force with 85 seats, 15 less than in the previous ones. Unidos Podemos (Podemos and Izquierda Unida) won 71 seats. Ciudadanos went from 40 seats to 32. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya-Catalunya Sí maintained its 9 seats. Convergencia Democrática de Cataluña won 8 seats; Partido Nacionalista Vasco reduced its seats: from 6 to 5. EH Bildu and Coalición Canaria-PNC maintained their seats, 2 and 1 respectively.
Partido Popular won an absolute majority in the Senate with 130 seats. Followed by Partido Socialista Obrero Español with 43 seats. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya-Catalunya Sí (10 seats), Unidos Podemos (8 seats), Partido Nacionalista Vasco (5 seats), En Comú Podem (4 seats), Podemos-Compromís-EUPV (3 seats), Convergencia Democrática de Cataluña (2 seats), PODEMOS-En Marea-ANOVA-EU (1 seat), Gomera Socialist Group (1 seat), Coalición Canaria-PNC (1 seat).